The IDCAR Network and RP1 jointly organized a presentation about free market authoritarianism
On Thursday 27th April, Dr. Tobias Rupprecht, Lecturer in Latin American and Caribbean history at the University of Exeter in the UK, held a presentation about free market authoritarianism in the world's semi-periphery. The presentation was organized by the IDCAR Network and RP1 and took place at the GIGA in Hamburg. Participants listened to the topic “How to historicise the global revival of economic liberalism in the late 20th century? The entangled roots of free market authoritarianism in the world's semi-periphery” and engaged in a lively discussion.
Dr. Tobias Rupprecht published the book Soviet Internationalism After Stalin: Interaction and Exchange Between the USSR and Latin America During the Cold War in 2015 with Cambridge University Press. In a related project, he is examining how Chilean economic reforms during the Pinochet regime impacted ideas about free market authoritarianism and economic liberalism in Eastern European states in the late 1980s and 1990s. During the presentation, Dr. Rupprecht problematized the view of a center-periphery spread of ideas that impacted the implementation of free market authoritarianism in Chile. In turn, the Chilean neo-liberal economic model later had an impact on the transformation and political organization in the Soviet Union/Russia.
To learn more about the research of Dr. Tobias Rupprecht, please visit the following webpage.